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Health Tip: Why Gums Swell by Medline Plus Posted Tue 17 Aug 2010 6:00am Some possible causes By Diana Kohnle Tuesday, August 17, 2010 (HealthDay News) -- Swollen gums are relatively common, but can signal an underlying health problem. The U.S. National Library of Medicine offers this list of possible causes: Having an inflamed gum condition called gingivi ... Read on »
I keep having bleeding gums every month during my periods.Why is this so? . by Just Ask Dentist.com Posted Wed 13 Jul 2011 4:02am During puberty, increased level of hormones such as progesterone and oestrogen can cause your gum to be more sensitive, leading to a greater reaction to food particles and the presence of plaque. The gums become swollen, turn red and may feel painful to touch. Some women experience menstruation gingivitis which is characterized by bleeding ... Read on »
REVIEW OF PET DENTAL DISEASE, PART 2 by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted Sun 28 Feb 2010 11:00pm This is the second part of our review on Pet Dental Health. Enjoy! In last week's issue of Questions On Dogs and Cats, Helpful Buckeye introduced the topic of Pet Dental Health with the reminder that the month of February is devoted to being more aware of this very common health concern for dogs and cats. Our readers were presented with pictur ... Read on »
SERENDIPITY, AMNESIA, AND DEJA VU.... by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted Fri 07 Aug 2009 12:15pm SERENDIPITY (what in the name of good fortune is that?), AMNESIA (I forgot what that is!), and DEJA VU (Is that French?).... "SERENDIPITY" has been a part of the English language since the word was coined in 1754 by Horace Walpole. It's an unusual-sounding word and one that many people like to say, even though not knowing exactly what it means. ... Read on »
REVIEW OF PET DENTAL DISEASE, PART 3 by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted Sun 07 Mar 2010 11:00pm Due to ongoing family concerns back in Pennsylvania, Desperado and Helpful Buckeye are still a little bit out of the loop as far as publishing a new issue of Questions On Dogs and Cats. For that reason, this issue will be a continuation of our review of Pet Dental Disease. Enjoy! 1) Helpful Buckeye has received a lot of e-mails about our co ... Read on »
Menopausal women, postmenopausal women and gum disease. by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 4:31pm It just never stops. Dry mouth, pain, burning sensations, and changes in taste (peppery, salty, sour) are mild compared to the risk factors that include poor diet and low calcium intake, diabetes, cavities, and poor oral hygiene. Menopause can cause gums to be sore and sensitive. A small percentage of women are affected by menop ... Read on »
Gum Disease and Pregnancy (Guest Post) by BreastFeedingMums .. Patient Expert Posted Tue 10 Jan 2012 12:00am As if pregnant mothers don't have enough to worry about, they can now add oral hygiene to the list of potential concerns. Periodontal disease can affect women at any stage of life, but the effects can be more pronounced during pregnancy. Pregnancy hormones themselves can cause additional swelling and bleeding of the gums in a ... Read on »
Calculus Is the Beginning of Gum Disease. by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 4:31pm Calculus Ain't Just a Math Term. In dentistry, calculus relates to gum disease and tooth loss. The word calculus is derived from Latin meaning pebble or little stone. Calculus is a combination of saliva, minerals, oral debris, and dental plaque that hardens and forms calcified deposits that cannot be brushed off. The only source ... Read on »
6 THINGS YOUR TEETH SAY ABOUT YOUR HEALTH by Shelly V. Facebook Posted Tue 04 Oct 2011 3:48pm Oral health is something that all of us have been told to care about all our lives rightback from the time we were first able to hold a toothbrush. It’s a gateway to overallhealth. You might have dreaded the dentist’s clinics at least once in your life, haven’tyou? when you ventured out to get that horrible tooth extraction done. You even mightha ... Read on »
Tongue Irritated by Dr. Ellie Phillips Posted Thu 10 Sep 2009 10:47pm Dear Dr. Ellie I heard about theZellies systemand I thought I would give it a go. I've been using the system for about a month now. My tongue has been irritated for approx. the last 5 days the irritation is at its peak when I first put the ACT fluoride mouth wash in my mouth. I get a small amount of irritation when I put the Listerine in my mou ... Read on »